A stunning spectacle of Oriental themed light, sound and entertainment will mark the coming of the Chinese New Year at Robin Hill’s ‘electric woods’ during February half term (2015). From Saturday 14th February until Sunday 22nd, visitors can experience the park’s mystical woodland illuminated with a far eastern twist to capture the spirit of one of the world’s most popular celebrations.
As dusk falls, the beautiful oriental theme will truly take effect as a dazzling array of coloured lanterns, flags and features – like the stunning ‘Golden Oriole’ bridge with its cascading water and the marble temple – bring the ancient woodland to life.
Wandering through the woodland, experience a stunning sound and light show which creatively interprets the legendary Oriental story of the ‘Journey to the West’. Enjoy Chinese themed entertainment and dancing, including authentic performances of a traditional lion dance – and a traditional tea ceremony where you can sample Chinese teas. Children too can join in the celebration by taking part in a real dragon procession, parading through the woods with a 12 metre long dragon costume, accompanied by music!
To complete the experience, an authentic oriental menu will be served at the woodland ponds where floating lanterns will bring magical reflections to the water and themed music will add to the ambience.
James Crofts, Park Manager, said, “I’m always amazed at how the whole atmosphere of the electric woods is lifted and energised with our celebration of Chinese New Year. During one of the traditionally more dreary months, February, the amount of colour and warmth introduced by the mass of lanterns, lighting and entertainment is astounding, a real contrast to the usual perception of a winter evening on the Isle of Wight.
Having the opportunity to embrace Chinese culture and introduce it to our visitors is a real pleasure and something that provides our team with endless opportunities to express our creativity! Ultimately we want to continue creating entertaining and memorable experiences for our visitors and I don’t think this year will disappoint!
If you’re looking for an excuse to get out and about with the family this February half term then look no further!”
The ‘electric woods’ is open every evening from 5pm – 9pm during February half term, 14th – 22nd February. Tickets are priced at £9.95 and include unlimited FREE returns across the nine evenings. All visitors will also receive a FREE fortune cookie!
For further details, please visit www.electricwoods.co.uk.